Execution of schizophrenic inmate suspended in US

 Schizophrenic murderer Scott Panetti`s execution at Huntsville prison has been suspended by a US court just hours before he was to be put to death by lethal injection.

US lawyers try to prevent execution of schizophrenic inmate

 The lawyers for Scott Panetti, an inmate suffering from schizophrenia who is to be executed Wednesday, have asked the US Supreme Court to reconsider his case after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted against delaying the execution by lethal injection.

Brain has weak spot for Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

 The human brain has a fragile spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, a study involving 484 healthy people aged between eight and 85 years has found.

Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study.

Excess protein during brain development may cause schizophrenia

A new study has revealed that excess protein during brain development may trigger schizophrenia later in life.

YouTube used as source of peer support by mentally ill

People with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are turning to YouTube to seek peer support, a new study has found.

Mentally-ill seek peer support on YouTube

YouTube has become a common platform to seek and provide peer support for people suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Rap music can help combat mental health issues

A new study has claimed that listening to rap music can help combat mental health issues.

Emphasis on awareness on mental diseases

Observation of World Mental Health Day in Nagaland today emphasised on the need to conduct more programmes to create awareness on mental diseases so that stigma attached to it could be curbed.

75% of people with mental illness live with high level of disability

A new study on Wednesday said that seventy-five percent of people with mental illness live with "high level of disability''.

Spine loss common in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder appear to be linked with dendritic spine loss in the brain, suggesting the two disorders may share common pathophysiological elements.

A blood test to detect psychosis

Offering a ray of hope for people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis, a blood test may help identify if they are at the risk of developing serious brain disorders later in life.

Smoking linked with schizophrenia

There is a close association between schizophrenia and increased rates of tobacco smoking.  

Schizophrenia a group of eight distinct disorders: Study

The debilitating psychiatric illness schizophrenia is not a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders - each with its own set of symptoms, new research indicates.

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Individuals with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as compared to those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, says a study.

Scientists spot 108 genes linked to Schizophrenia

A team of researchers has found 108 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, a finding that may lead to innovations in treating the psychiatric disorder.

24-hour sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia symptoms

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia, says a study.

3D brain view may help treat Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s

In a breakthrough that may help in developing drugs for Alzheimer`s and other neurological disorders, researchers have developed a 3D view of an important receptor in the brain.

How brain maintains activity balance

Ever wondered how we constantly adjust and adapt our social behaviour in response to external stimuli? A mechanism in the brain automatically does that for us.

Indian-origin scientist paves way for improved epilepsy treatments

Researchers at the University of Toronto, including one of Indian-origin, have now discovered a complex network of proteins that could help in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.